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Easily the most significant book yet published on the Battle of the Little Bighorn.-Paul L. Hedren, Western Historical Quarterly [Gray] has applied rigorous analysis as no previous historian has done to these oft-analyzed events. His detailed time-motion study of the movements of the various participants frankly boggles the mind of this reviewer. No one will be able to write of this battle again without reckoning with Gray-Thomas W. Dunlay, Journal of American History Gray challenges many time honored beliefs about the battle. Perhaps most significantly, he brings in as much as possible the testimony of the Indian witnesses, especially that of the young scout Curley, which generations of historians have dismissed for contradictions that Gray convincingly demonstrates were caused not by Curley but by the assumptions made by his questioners . . . The contrasts in [this] book. . . restate the basic components of what still attracts the imagination to the Little Bighorn.-Los Angeles Times Book Review Gray's analysis, by and large, is impressively drawn; it is an immensely logical reconstruction that should stand the test of time. As a contribution to Custer and Indian wars literature, it is indeed masterful.-Jerome A. Greene, New Mexico Historical Review John S. Gray was a distinguished historian whose books included the acclaimed Centennial Campaign: The Sioux War of 1876. Custer's Last Campaign is the winner of the Western Writers of American Spur award and the Little Bighorn Associates John M. Carroll Literary Award.

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"Gray challenges many time-honored beliefs about the battle . . . (and) brings in as much as possible the testimony of the Indian witnesses . . . which generations of historians have dismissed. . . . The contrasts in (this) book . . . reinstate the basic components of what still attracts the imagination to the Little Big Horn".--Los Angeles Times Book Review.

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John S. Gray was a distinguished historian whose books included the acclaimed Centennial Campaign: The Sioux War of 1876.

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ISBN:
9780803270404
Designed:
Utley, Robert M.
Author:
Utley, Robert M.
Foreword by:
Utley, Robert M.
Foreword:
Utley, Robert M.
Designed by:
Utley, Robert M.
Designed:
Utley, Robert M.
Author:
Gray, John Shapley
Author:
Gray, John S.
Author:
Utley, Robert M.
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - 19th Century/Old West
Subject:
Military
Subject:
United States - Reconstruction Period (1865-1877)
Subject:
Custer, george armstrong, 1839-1876
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
US History-1860 to 1920
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19930831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Illus., maps
Pages:
446
Dimensions:
9 x 5.5 in 1.25 lb

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